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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Looking at Australia: 5: The Snowy
Commentary by Keith Alexander.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: How Do Animals Live?
(Shown on Monday)


Narrator (Looking at Australia): Keith Alexander
Producer (Looking at Australia): Paul Mitchell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.0 Watch!: Sark: Lobster Fishing
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.18 Going to Work: Work for the Handicapped
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex.
(Repeated on Friday)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Most for Least
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Ronald Eyre
Music (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Phyllis Tate
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Rhoi'r Byd Yn Ei Le

(ymysg pethau eraill) fydd
Jacob Davies , Mallt Anderson Dewi Richards , John Garnon
Cadeirydd, Charles Williams
Cynhyrchydd, JACK WILLIAMS Recordiwyd y rhaglen yn
Neuadd Les Y Glowyr Ystradgynlals
(Light-hearted discussion)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Jacob Davies
Unknown: Mallt Anderson
Unknown: Dewi Richards
Unknown: John Garnon
Unknown: Charles Williams
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Off to the Farm

Written and produced by Bill Scott.
Introduced by James Lloyd.
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)


Writer/producer: Bill Scott
Presenter: James Lloyd
Colin Brent: Alexander Riley
Shirley Brent: Nadine Hanwell
Mr. Brent: Ian Gardiner
Mrs. Brent: Brenda Cowling

: Jackanory: The Stars That Never Set

with John Ebdon
Today: The Stars That Never Set


Storyteller: John Ebdon

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the Law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals - Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty Coon, and some further adventures of Mighty Mouse, the visitor from Outer Space.

: Tom Tom: Monaco Grand Prix

A brief account of Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, the third race of the 1968 Championship.
Jeremy Carrad and Rex Hays will also be giving up-to-date positions in the Drivers' Championship.
from the South and West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: Rex Hays
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: Endurance: 5: The Railroaders

A film about men who have one of the toughest jobs in the world - to maintain the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway during the heaviest snowfalls of winter in the Rockies. In summer the track winds through a majestic mountain panorama, but winter brings the constant threat of blizzards and choking snow.
The train crews, maintenance men, and telegraph operators who live in the isolated part of British Columbia are involved in a constant battle with the elements to keep the line open.
A National Film Board of Canada film

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds and featuring Peter Davalle.
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Peter Davalle

: Tom and Jerry: Posse Cat

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Posse Cat
...went that-a-way!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Whicker's World: Isle of Astrologers

Alan Whicker visits Ceylon

"He actually made a coffin and got into it - but he didn't die..."

How long will you live... Whom will you marry... Will you be rich or poor-or Prime Minister...?
Do you believe that everything in life is determined, at birth, by the position of the planets?
Most Ceylonese have no doubts. For them astrology is not just a vague three-line prediction in a newspaper, nor palmistry an amusing diversion; it's a way of life, a creed. Ridiculous? You could change your mind if you watch "Whicker's World" tonight!
First shown on BBC-2


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Producer/director: David C. Rea

: Z Cars: Two's a Pair: Part 2

by Geoffrey Tetlow.
Starring Joss Ackland, James Ellis, John Slater
with Bernard Holley, John Wreford


Writer: Geoffrey Tetlow
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Eric Hills
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
Charlady: Anna Wing
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
Det.-Con. Kane: Christopher Coll
Edna Clayton: Jessica Dunning
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Joan: Stephanie Bidmead
Muriel Finch: Sally Lahee
Radio girl: Jennie Goossens
Householder: Alan Partington
Mounted P.C.: John Trenaman
Probation Officer: Pamela Shotto

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: Time Gentlemen Please

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Eddie Byrne, Dora Bryan, Sidney James, Thora Hird, Hermione Baddeley, Marjorie Rhodes, Sydney Tafler, Raymond Lovell, Jane Barrett

The inhabitants of a small English village grapple with their one remaining social problem - an unruly Irish tramp.


Screenplay: Peter Blackmore
From the novel "Nothing to Lose" by: R.J. Monney
Producer: Herbert Mason
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Dan Dance: Eddie Byrne
Sally: Jane Barrett
Bill Jordan: Robert Brown
Sir Digby: Raymond Lovell
Miss Mouncey: Marjorie Rhodes
Emma Stebbins: Hermione Baddeley
Peggy Stebbins: Dora Bryan
Alice Crouch: Thora Hird
Eric Hace: Sidney James
Joseph Spink: Sydney Tafler

: The News

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Lulu's Back in Town

Starring Lulu
with special guests, The Alan Price Set, Peter West
and The Ladybirds


Singer/Presenter: Lulu
Musicians: The Alan Price Set
Guest: Peter West
Singers: The Ladybirds
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Special material: Austin Steele
Special material: Bill Oddie
Special material: David Climie
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: John Ammonds

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:

Football: The European Cup Final
A look ahead to tomorrow's match at Wembley.

The Derby
A report on tomorrow's great racing occasion.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie.
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Assistant editor: John Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Omnibus presenting: The Charm of Dynamite!

A profile of the cinema's oldest living revolutionary and grandest orator Abel Gance.
Written and directed by Kevin Brownlow.
A Rath Films production for BBC-tv


Subject: Abel Gance
Narrator: Lindsay Anderson
Writer/Director: Kevin Brownlow

: Postscript

by The Rev. Michael Saward.


Speaker: The Rev. Michael Saward

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.
(Shown last Tuesday on BBC-2)

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Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: James McCloy

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